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Industry Committee

SIAM is committed to promoting the value of research in applied mathematics and in ensuring the application of high quality research results to solving real world problems in industry. The Industry Committee advises the SIAM Vice President for Industry on issues related to SIAM products, services, programs and membership of relevance to SIAM’s industrial members. It makes recommendations for the appointment of the next Vice President for Industry. The SIAM Vice for President for Industry chairs this committee.


Current Members


Sharon Arroyo
Boeing Company


Javier Armendariz
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
Constantine Bekas
Citadel Securities
Marcus Day
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Marta D'Elia
Pasteur Labs
Dirk Hartmann
Christine Harvey
Mitre Corporation
Sarah Knepper
Intel Corporation
Stefan Kurz
Robert Bosch Corporation
William Pack
Raytheon Corporation
Jeffrey Sachs
Merck & Company Incorporated
Nessy Tania
Pfizer Incorporated
Lalitha Venkataramanan
Schlumberger - Lwd
Stefan Wild
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Additional Details


The number of appointments to this committee is not fixed, but that number should be justified by the ongoing activities of the committee. The SIAM President, upon recommendation of the Committee on Committees and Appointments and in consultation with the VP for Industry, makes the appointments to the Industry Committee. Members are appointed for terms of no more than three years and may be reappointed. SIAM recommends rotation of memberships among members, thus replacement of committee members after two terms, except under special circumstances.

Committee membership should reflect the breadth and diversity of the Society and its industrial members. Committee members should have broad knowledge of the Society and its industrial members. 


The Vice President for Industry chairs the Industry Committee. SIAM’s Membership Manager reports to the Committee on the status of SIAM activities relevant to SIAM industrial members, including but not limited to meetings and other programs, projects and activities with an industrial focus. This report forms the basis of the report of the Vice President for Industry to the SIAM Board of Trustees and the SIAM Council.

Charge to the Committee

The Industry Committee is responsible for the overall direction and content of all SIAM programs, projects, activities and services that are focused on SIAM’s industrial members. It advises the SIAM leadership on the development of new programs and activities that serve the mathematical and computational scientists employed in industry and on career development services for members employed in industry. The committee is also responsible for contributing to the work of other SIAM committees when they are addressing issues of relevance to industry. This includes, for example, SIAM’s Committee on Programs and Conferences, Membership Committee, Education Committee, and the Committee on Science Policy.

The committee helps to promote the visibility of applied mathematics and computational science in the industrial community. It informs SIAM membership of the development and use of the mathematical and computational sciences in industry via SIAM News.